Keke Rosberg, the mercenary

20. May 2024 
by Ziv Knoll

One of the highlights of the 1976 European F2 Championship was the race held on the fast and twisty Rouen track. It was a golden period for the Formula 2, witness a fantastic grid.

The Brazilian Alex Ribeiro in a works March 762-BMW took pole, followed by Jabouille and Leclère in the ELF2J-Renault, Arnoux and Tambay in the Martini MK19-Renault, Cheever in Ron Dennis’ Project 4 March 762-Hart and many more competitive Chevrons and private March’s driven by very competent drivers like: Tom Pryce, Ingo Hoffmann or Maurizio Flammini, to name just a few.

The Finn Keke Rosberg (picture above), who at that time accepted to drive for whoever paid him, drove the beautiful TOJ F201-BMW fielded by the Team Warsteiner of Jörg Obermoser.

The Italian Maurizio Flammini (picture below), who sadly never succeeded to reach the F1, won the race in his March ahead of Jean-Pierre Jabouille (ELF) and Giancarlo Martini in the Scuderia Everest March 762 – BMW. Rosberg finished an excellent fourth, proving his talent and the quality of this elegant car, that was run by a small team of passionate people.

Source: Ercole Colombo

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